Junior third-baseman Josh Jung has had quite the season. Compiling two straight seasons batting over .330, slugging over .600 and an OPS over 1.000 in each, Jung has made himself a force to be reckoned with, earning preseason all-American honors as well as winning the 2019 co-Big 12 player of the year. Scouts from the majors quickly took notice and it didn’t take long before Jung heard his name called in the MLB draft.
The Texas Rangers are expected to take Texas Tech third baseman Josh Jung with the No. 8 pick in the MLB Draft, sources tell ESPN— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) June 3, 2019
The local Texas Rangers knew they had to keep Jung in the state and made him the highest selected Red Raider since 1989. The Rangers are especially weak at third base. With Asdrubal Cabrera playing on a one year deal and currently batting only .234, there’s a good chance that we could see Jung play in the majors sooner rather than later.
The Rangers found out what all Red Raider fans already knew, which is that Josh Jung is a special player and the Rangers hope he becomes their third baseman of the future.